Safety Smart

21-Year-Old Porn Producing Babysitter Pleads Guilty

At 21 years old, Ryan Michael Spencer seemed to be a normal young man with hopes of becoming an elementary school teacher. He worked as an instructional aide at Mar Vista Elementary School in Santa Cruz, California, and as a cabin leader for Outdoor Science School. He...

5 Uses for a SafetyPIN You Probably Never Thought Of…

After you hire someone with a SafetyPIN, it can be hard to imagine doing anything without it… And with so many ways to reap the benefits of our unique SafetyPIN security verification process, you’ll definitely want to know about these 5 unexpected uses for a...

How to Instantly Boost Your Credibility Online

Uploading a photo of yourself to your SafetyPIN profile is one of the best ways to boost your credibility online and increase trust between you and the person you're about to meet. You see, it's a deal sealer when the other person can verify your identity. After you...

Is Online Dating Really Safe?

It’s 6:16 pm, and the only thing more pressing than your date tonight is the painful wait for the flat iron to heat up.  What makes the excitement of butterflies so addicting? There’s really no magic about it, you found someone online, and you think he just might be...

Is Your Safety An Illusion?

Have you ever seen a master illusionist do a card trick? One second, the queen of hearts is in your hand, and the next, it’s behind your sister’s left ear. Card tricks, like many illusions, are designed for you to walk away from the experience wondering… “How did I...

How To Download Your Badge in 3 Simple Steps

As soon as you've been approved for your own unique SafetyPIN, you can immediately begin displaying your badge on any profile you own on the internet. Showing your badge to someone online is the easiest way to show them that they can choose you because they can trust...

The Vanishing $7,000 Thumbtack Contractor

Meet Peggy, a homeowner who was looking for someone to come and remodel her bathroom. Looking for a quick and easy solution, she turned to Thumbtack, an online service that matches customers with local professionals, to find a contractor in her area who could help her...

The Dangerous Side of Selling Your Stuff Through That App

If you’re planning on buying or selling a used something-or-other off the internet anytime soon, be careful.  You could (literally!) end up robbed at gunpoint. Technology is amazing. It allows you to do almost anything. Apps make it easier than ever to buy and sell...

What’s Getting in The Way of a Stronger Sharing Economy?

We ditch Sunday morning brunch with friends to drive down and check on our parents. We make ridiculously late dinner reservations so we can go home and walk the dog first. We skip last minute tickets to that sold-out concert because neither of the two babysitters we...

Do I need a SafetyPIN

Do You Need A SafetyPIN? Believe it or not, one in four of us is taking side jobs. One in FOUR! That’s a LOT of competition out there...and on every app. Welcome to the busy gig economy. Maybe you’re doing it as a side hustle -- or maybe it’s your full-time thing....

Why to Ask For A SafetyPIN: Owner fears pup lost…

In the digital age it is important to ask for a SafetyPIN to prevent tragic stories from happening to you and your family A Manhattan woman booked a sitter for her pooch through the infamous “Uber for dogs” app, Wag, only to learn the pup had gone missing in New...

Why You Should Check for a SafetyPIN

One of the top three questions we get is: "Why do I need to check a SafetyPIN when I can just check ratings and reviews?" Don't get me wrong...I rely on reviews a lot too. But they’re hardly scientific... We don’t know who’s really writing them. A lot of people ask...